We have the equipment to remove most stumps by grinding them below the surface. Grinding allows the area to be seeded if desired and also helps prevent sprouts from growing from the stump.
The cost is generally based on the diameter of the stump, however, many other factors are considered to determine our quote. The actual diameter above the surface is not as important as the diameter of the excavation required to blend the area into the surrounding terrain. Also, the type of tree, soil, and the presence of rocks all contribute to wear on the grinding teeth. The teeth alone on our large grinder are over $1200 to replace.
We contact Dig Safe on your behalf before doing any work near utilities. Our staff attends training that teaches the proper precautions contractors and homeowners must take whenever digging. This insures that underground utilities are not damaged or cause injury.
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Typically, stump grinding services only include the grinding and the wood chip/soil mix is left near the stump. Depending on the size of the job there is sometimes quite a large amount of this debris. When desired, we can also offer a quote for the removal of all debris as well as the delivery of topsoil and grass seed.
Measuring a Stump for Removal
When measuring a stump to get pricing, make sure to measure the stump from the rise above ground level across the widest point.
Most phone quotes or standard pricing is based on the correct measurements. We prefer to look at a stump before quoting but sometimes we can get a good idea with some quick photos by text message or e-mail.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.